Typical Tenenbaum, Etc.
Of course outgoing State Superintendent of Education Inez Tenenbaum flatly refused to prioritize her multi-gazillion dollar agency spending plan at a budget hearing last week with Gov. Mark Sanford.
Does this really surprise anyone?
Having doubled the number of non-classroom bureaucrats making $50,000 or more at her Ministry of Monopolistic Moronisitude since taking office, how dare we assume there may be some fat we could trim to - we don't know - actually get more money to the classroom or something.
The lady who's doubled per pupil spending and yet continued to preside over the nation's worst school system is going out just like she came in eight years ago - sucking up hundreds of millions in new tax dollars every year while viciously attacking anybody who doesn't go along with her totalitarian sinkhole approach to government as being "anti-public education."
After nearly a decade of the most lavish spending increases in state history and nothing to show for it, all we can say about the Tenenbaum administration is thank God it's almost over.
WHO PEED IN CYNDI MOSTELLER'S CORN FLAKES?
South Carolina's resident Queen Bee of social conservatism recently took it upon herself to corner Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and grill him on his Mormon faith.
While we think Mosteller could have exercized a bit more discretion in her approach, the issue was bound to come up.
SCGOP Chairman Katon Dawson, perhaps sensing that the stock of his number one "Anybody But McCain" candidate (Virginia Sen. George Allen) is on the decline, was quick to ingratiate himself with Team Romney, calling Mosteller's questioning "in bad taste."
Forgetting for a moment the fact that Katon Dawson has as much business weighing in on matters of taste as Elizabeth Taylor does opening a marriage counseling center, we can see why ingratiating oneself with the Romney crowd would be appealing.
We'd campaign for Jesse Jackson if it meant we got to hang out with Leslie Gaines.
LINDSEY V. SC HOTLINE
FITS used to get a lot of love from SC Hotline. It even got to the point where the sheer volume of posts that got picked up was starting to piss off Laurin Manning.
Thesedays, however, it's all Lindsey Graham, all the time.
Sadly, we view writing about Lindsey a lot like Justin Timberlake views paparazzi, or kids view vegetables, or Whitney Houston views a day without crack rock.
It's just not a prospect we relish.
Hey Hotline, it's 2006 - not 2008 - and our bet is Lindsey will be just as annoying this time next year.
In the meantime, we've got a great idea for interrogating terrorists - tell us what you know or you'll be forced to listen to Lindsey debate techniques for interrogating you while staring for hours at images from his GQ photo shoot.
Seriously, I bet if we tried that tomorrow we'd have Osama bin Laden by the end of the week!